Blessed Nativity Feast!
Is there a law or at least an order that was given to the monasteries that new monks and nuns could not have been married before?
I know in the early Coptic Church, there were many instances where if the partner passes away, the other would go to the monastery. Today, this is not the case and it is rare/ non-existent, decided upon case-by-case.
Is there such a thing or has it become more of societal matter since more are entering monasticism?